Children's Multicultural Studies
Let's Talk about Race
Let's Talk about Race
Paperback      ISBN: 0064462269

This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences." --School Library Journal (starred review)

In this acclaimed book, the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a Slave shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. A strong choice for sharing at home or in the classroom.

Karen Barbour's dramatic, vibrant paintings speak to the heart of Lester's unique vision, truly a celebration of all of us. This stunning picture book introduces race as just one of many chapters in a person's story (School Library Journal). Lester's poignant picture book helps children learn, grow, discuss, and begin to create a future that resolves differences (Children's Literature).

Julius Lester said: I write because our lives are stories. If enough of these stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details.

I am a story. So are you. So is everyone.

Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia
Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia
Paperback      ISBN: 089239207x
Bilingual English/Spanish. In this Pura Belpr Honor-winning book, Carmen Lomas Garza tells the story of her childhood growing up in Kingsville, TX.

Family Pictures is the story of Carmen Lomas Garza's girlhood in Kingsville, Texas: celebrating birthdays, making tamales, picking cactus, and confiding to her sister her dreams of becoming an artist. These day-to-day experiences are told through fifteen paintings and stories, each focusing on a different aspect of Carmen's traditional Mexican American culture growing up.

The paintings and stories reflect the author's strong sense of family and community and demonstrate how her mother's love and hard work helped Carmen achieve her dream. For the hundreds of thousands of Mexican Americans, Carmen Lomas Garza offers a book that reflects their lives and cultural traditions. For others, this beautiful work will offer insights into a fascinating life and a rich community.

Sandra Cisneros provided the introduction and Pat Mora the afterword for this touchstone of Latino children's literature.

This book is bilingual (English and Spanish).

Children Just Like Me Food Like Mine
Children Just Like Me Food Like Mine
by DK
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465461353

Part of DK's Children Just Like Me series, this book is a celebration of children around the world, the food they eat, and the meals they share, with 27 easy-to-follow recipes from a variety of countries--from Botswana to the USA.

Food Like Mine lets kids eat their way through an amazing variety of countries, including India, Sweden, and Mexico, and celebrate the traditions with children just like them along the way.

With 27 recipes from around the world, this book unites the traditional dishes eaten by children from diverse backgrounds using four staple ingredients: rice, wheat, corn, and potatoes. These easy-to-follow recipes allow young readers to experience the dishes--and other cultures--first-hand, from sushi and Indian rice pudding to pasta and chow mein.

Part of DK's groundbreaking series on children of the world, Food Like Mine shows that, even if people live thousands of miles apart and have different cultural traditions, our lives all share one common ingredient: food.

14 Cows for America
14 Cows for America
1st Edition    School & Library      ISBN: 1561454907

A New York Times Best Seller

This now-classic picture book recounts the true story of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks.

"Lovely... beautifully evocative." ―Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

"Moving and dramatically illustrated." ―The Wall Street Journal

"Elegant...suspenseful...The colors of Kenya explode off the page." ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

In June of 2002, a mere nine months since the September 11 attacks, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.

Hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope―and friendship.

This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of the touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11 attacks. With stunning paintings from Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy (in collaboration with Naiyomah) hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.

Best Children's Books of the Year (Starred) - Bank Street College of Education

Notable Books for a Global Society - International Reading Association

E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor - Association of Booksellers for Children

Parents' Choice Gold Award - Parents' Choice Foundation

Teacher's Guide available

Rickshaw Girl
Rickshaw Girl
Paperback      ISBN: 1580893090

Naima is a talented painter of traditional alpana patterns, which Bangladeshi women and girls paint on their houses for special celebrations. But Naima is not satisfied just painting alpana. She wants to help earn money for her family, like her best friend, Saleem, does for his family. When Naima's rash effort to help puts her family deeper in debt, she draws on her resourceful nature and her talents to bravely save the day. Includes a glossary of Bangla words and an author's note about a changing Bangladesh and microfinance.

Faith Ringgold
Faith Ringgold
School & Library      ISBN: 0316856525

Examines the life and work of the artist whose determination to be true to her African-American heritage brought about an influential new art form.

Chidi Only Likes Blue: An African Book of Colours
Chidi Only Likes Blue
An African Book of Colours
Paperback      ISBN: 1845075137

Nneka's little brother Chidi is always saying that his favourite color is blue. When Nneka asks him why, he replies, "because the sky is blue and my best shirt is blue." So Nneka decides to teach him about other colors seen in their village -- red for the chiefs' caps, yellow for the "gari they eat, brown for the "okwe game board -- and to tell him why she likes them. Ifeoma Onyefulu here introduces young readers to a rainbow palette, African style, with warm words and photographs offering a colorful glimpse of Nigerian village life.

The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot: A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement
The Day Martin Luther King Jr. Was Shot
A Photo History of the Civil Rights Movement
Paperback      ISBN: 0590436619

Uses drawings and photographs to trace the history of the Civil Rights movement from the American Revolution to the present

Somalia
Somalia
Library      ISBN: 0736811087

Provides an introduction to the geography, culture, food, animals, sports, and holidays of Somalia.

14 Vacas Para América
14 Vacas Para América
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 1561455555

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.
A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope--and friendship.
This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks. With the stunning paintings of Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.